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New Mexico Supreme Court Reverses Adrian Avila’s Pretrial Release

April 22, 2022

New Mexico Supreme Court Reverses Adrian Avila’s Pretrial Release Albuquerque, N.M. – Today the New Mexico Supreme Court granted an appeal filed by the Second Judicial District Attorney’s Office after a District Court in Albuquerque authorized the pretrial…

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District Attorney Asks for Default Judgment Against Extremist Group After Militia Leader Destroys Evidence 

April 12, 2022

District Attorney Asks for Default Judgment Against Extremist Group After Militia Leader Destroys Evidence  Albuquerque, NM – Bernalillo County District Attorney Raul Torrez filed a motion for default judgment against the extremist militia group known as the New…

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The Bernalillo County District Attorney’s Office Files an Appeal to Reverse Adrian Avila’s Release from Custody on Multiple Charges of Murder

April 7, 2022

The Bernalillo County District Attorney’s Office Files an Appeal to Reverse Adrian Avila’s Release from Custody on Multiple Charges of Murder Albuquerque, N.M. – Today the Bernalillo County District Attorney’s Office filed an appeal with the New Mexico…

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Nathaniel Hernandez Found Guilty of First Degree Felony Murder for the Death of Jeff Baca

February 15, 2022

Nathaniel Hernandez Found Guilty of First Degree Felony Murder for the Death of Jeff Baca Albuquerque, N.M. – This morning a jury found Nathaniel Hernandez guilty of first degree felony murder a lesser included of second degree murder…

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Bernalillo County District Attorney Taking National Leadership Role to Address Systemic Inequities

May 11, 2021

Bernalillo County District Attorney Raúl Torrez along with 14 other prosecutors across the U.S. have joined Measures for Justice, the Association of Prosecuting Attorneys, and Tableau Foundation on a new initiative to develop tools and services to help…

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Court Grants Motion to Dismiss Civil Guard’s Countersuit Against the Bernalillo County District Attorney’s Office

January 30, 2021

Albuquerque, NM – The 2nd Judicial Court has granted the Bernalillo County District Attorney’s Office’s motion to dismiss counterclaims by members of the New Mexico Civil Guard (NMCG) who said the District Attorney’s Office violated their rights under…

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Bernalillo County District Attorney’s Office’s New Victim Service Director is Dedicated to Serving the Community

December 22, 2020

Albuquerque, NM – Vickie Duran has had an impressive career in criminal justice spanning 35 years, but advocating for victims is work she says fills her soul. A self-described “servant-leader,” Duran recently started as the Bernalillo County District…

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Bernalillo County District Attorney’s Office Crime Strategies Unit Launches Shooting Dashboard

December 10, 2020

Albuquerque, NM – The Bernalillo County District Attorney’s Office recently launched an internal platform that tracks reported shootings with injury or homicide throughout the city.  The dashboard is a centralized place to access data on shooting trends throughout…

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Crime Strategies Unit Arrests Sex Offender

November 16, 2020

Albuquerque, NM – Based on an initial investigation from the New Mexico Attorney General’s Office, the Bernalillo County District Attorney’s Crime Strategies Unit (CSU) arrested David Chavira, 48 years old, for 18 counts of Distribution of Sexual Exploitation…

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Bernalillo County District Attorney Raúl Torrez Issues Arrest Warrant in Jacqueline Vigil Murder

November 12, 2020

Albuquerque, NM – Bernalillo County District Attorney, Raúl Torrez today announced that an arrest warrant has been issued for Luis Antonio Talamantes-Romero for the November 2019 murder of 55-year old Jacqueline Vigil.  Talamantes is charged with an open…

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